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Wartsila signs contract for supply of dual-fuel main engines for 15 inland waterway barges

Posted On: 23-01-2016

Wartsila signs contract for supply of dual-fuel main engines for 15 inland waterway barges.


Engine manufacturer, Wartsila has signed a contract for supply of dual-fuel main engines for 15 inland waterway barges, to be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell).

As per the contract, which was concluded in December, the barges, being built for Belgium based Plouvier Transport, will feature a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel main engine, a gearbox, an LNGPac fuel gas handling system, and a Wärtsilä propeller with an HR nozzle.

The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yards commencing from June 2016.

The barges are presently under construction at the VEKA Shipyard CENTROMOST in Poland, the barges will be outfitted at VEKA Shipyard Werkendam. The vessels will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Shell said it will use the 110 metre long barges to support its operations in the ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp) and Rhinetrack (Germany/Switzerland) regions.

The barges are scheduled to be delivered between late 2016 and mid-2018.

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